Image of the feature "Chancel: Chancel vault" at Buildwas Abbey Church.
by Ron Baxter.
Vaulting corbels remain high on the N and S walls of the chancel. They consist of capitals with semi-octagonal imposts on conical corbels that extend for 2 courses below the capital. The imposts have a vertical face with a groove towards the bottom and a lower angle roll. The N capital is a multi-trumpet scallop; its necking is chipped away and the lower stone of the conical corbel is lost. The S capital is decorated with stiff-leaf, it has a well preserved roll necking but the capital itself is eroded at the top.